As a reminder, all district buildings, facilities, and play areas are closed through April 7th. Authorized staff performing authorized school related duties are exempt. Pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 10 - you may review the entire order here:
For outdoor activity. To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements, as defined below, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running, or biking. Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas. However, playgrounds may increase spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be closed.
Please help us keep our school and community safe.
As you may be aware, Governor Pritzger ordered all Illinois schools to be closed through Tuesday, April 7th.
We will continue to offer meals via pick up or delivery from 11 am - 12 pm every day Monday thru Friday.
All students should have educational engagement packets with work through this Friday. Staff will be working this week to provide additional packets or updating their online material. We will update our school community when those are ready.
In the meantime, I encourage you to share pictures and experiences with us to help show everyone all the great things our kids are doing during this time. Make the best of this time together. Have a great weekend ! !
Lunches will be delivered to the pick up points at the parks in Manchester, Alsey, and Glasgow starting on Tuesday, March 17th. Deliveries will be made by yellow school bus in Manchester at 11:15 am; Alsey at 11:40 am; and Glasgow at 11:55 am.
Lunches will also be delivered by yellow school to the emergency snow route stop in Merritt at 11:15 am.
Lunches will continue to be served from WGS from 11am - 12 noon each day.
Encourage all families and children to take advantage of the meal service. We have meals for EVERY student so we want to feed them.
EDUCATIONAL PACKET UPDATE:
After receiving further guidance from ISBE, we want to assure you that educational packets cannot have a negative impact on student grades. However, teachers can offer extra credit or regular credit if the credit will positively impact a student’s grade. Simply put, the packets can only help a students grade. If you have any questions, please call the school or email the administrators.
Thank you very much for being patient today while picking packets up. We were able to get everyone in and out in an hour and ten minutes! These packets were designed to keep our students engaged in school work during the closure. The packets completed by all district students will not have a negative impact on their grades.
Since normally we would announce this at the school - the Winchester Pool Board has asked us to post it on our Facebook. We are posting here also with the links.
The City of Winchester is now accepting applications for manager, assistant manager and lifeguards for the summer pool season. To print the application, please click on the link below. You can also contact City Hall and ask to have an application mailed to you. We will be accepting applications until May 1, 2020. No applications will be accepted past this date. Please include a copy of your lifeguard certificate with your application.
For anyone whose lifeguard certification will be expiring this spring, the American Red Cross is allowing for a 90 day extension of your certificate due to COVID-19. To obtain the extension, please follow the instructions below:
Go to redcross.org
Hover on Training & Certification and click on lifeguarding
You will see this - Click on the red arrow.
It will take you to this screen.
Click on the Sign Me Up for the 90 Day Certification Extension class. It will ask for a credit card, but it does not cost anything. It will take approximately 5 minutes to take. Print any certificate off, if one is available. We will need proof of your certification for employment. This extension will give you 90 days to find a class to recertify.